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Monday, May 17, 2010
Taking Honey for Allergies
Honey an antimicrobial, so it's great for treating cuts and burns to prevent scarring. You can keep a jar in your medicine cabinet for years. It’s slightly acidic, so it never goes bad.
Did you know that taking 2-3 spoonfuls of local honey each day for several months prior to pollen season can help with seasonal allergies? Local honey is produced closest to where you live and so it contains trace amounts of pollen specific to your area. So if you eat the sweet treat that is made by bees in your area, the honey will often act as an immune booster, reducing your allergy symptoms to the local flowering plants.
This may work for some people, and may not for others. But if you suffer from seasonal allergies, it's worth a try. If it doesn't help with your sniffling and sneezing, it still makes a delicious alternative to refined sugars AND you're getting vitamins B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Honey also contains antioxidants and vitamin C.